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I took to Wikipedia for a clearer phrasing for what sustainable fashion is, and what it means for the environment. Sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility. I believe it’s important that we continue to have conversations around sustainable methods of production in all industries and impose laws to help enforce better practices. To see a brand as big as H&M begin to join the movement is very impressive, especially considering their standing in influence in the industry of fashion. H&M Conscious Exclusive 2018 brings together powerful femininity and sustainable fashion innovation with recycled silver and ECONYL®. They’ve combined the latest in sustainable fabric innovation with designs inspired by the creative home of the…

I’ve always been bold when it comes to introducing moments of my life as princess diaries, so it isn’t a surprise I’d stumble upon a place such as this. I still consider myself a Durbanite and am really enjoying finding new jewels in the city of Johannesburg , one being Katy’s Palace Bar. The power of social media to connect us to people and spaces we relate to is quite appreciated. S/O to Astoldbytiffany.com for putting me on. Check out her  blog post to discover another side to the Kramerville jewel, the beautiful Restuarant and what’s on the menu. From breakfast, sides to wines… there’s something for everyone. Upon entry, I was more than anything impressed by the uniqueness of the venue. You instantly feel captured by another world the moment you set foot into this palace. Palace Bar – Quite the interesting paradox huh? From the art gallery, through…

From fuchsia to magenta, we all know that pink is power! If there’s a piece I’d advise you invest in as we step into Autumn/Winter, it would definitely be this tailored suit by Fabrosanz. I first got a taste of the suits by Fabrosanz a year ago. They’ve managed to stay on trend with both the cut/style as well as the print and colors they choose to go for each season. I’ve tried their suits in tribal print, floral print and now this solid colored piece which I like to call “sweet fire” How I wore it: Pink was clearly color of the day! I played with different shades of pink starting from the sunglasses for the day. It was important for me to go for a bold frame to still maintain the boldness which comes with wearing a suit, but a somewhat clear frame was the order of the…

If there’s one thing I love to accessorize with it’s a great pair of sunnies. They’re basically the statement maker to any look you’re trying to achieve. Plus, we survive some days of the week with Coffee and sunglasses right?! My selection is very often the blacks and other neutral tones. However, with this outfit in mind, I decided to throw on a pair of Gucci shades. These babies have the right amount of tint on the lenses, enough for me to still remain in my safe zone as well as remain “accessible” to those I’m engaging with. As you can tell, this is definitely a lunch with the girls kind of outfit – the perfect day time look. I purchased the top from The Fix, under their newly launched New Lust Haves campaign. Everything is quite “Eastern dreamy” from this range. With pieces ranging from luxe kimonos, embroidery denim,…

I’m a very practical young lady, and on days like Valentine’s Day thoughtful gifts are highly appreciated. With just a few days to go, you may be up in arms wondering what you could possibly get for your girl this Valentine’s Day. After hearing what the ladies have had to say on Twitter as well as Facebook, I’ve realised how most are on the same page and want simple gifts. So, I’ve jotted down a few PRACTICAL ideas for you which I’m sure your girl will appreciate. Wig heads Get your girl some wig heads. This may sound hilarious at first read, but trust me gents, your girl will definitely appreciate this gift and so will you. Her wigs will always be neatly placed and preserved for much longer. You can throw in some bundles in a gift bag too if you feeling extra nice. I saw a young gentleman…

It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of collaborations and partnerships. And this one in particular that I’m about to let you in on has me real excited because of my personal love for the car brand MINI. MINI has always been front and centre in maintaining the brand image in its essence and yet continuously adjusting to the times and demands of its marketing. MINI has also always supported artists in different industries through their “MINI drives…” for example DJ Fresh. This time around, MINI has involved themselves in the fashion space, partnering with South African Fashion Week (SAFW) to bring the “MINI Scouting Menswear” in association with GQ Magazine. Some may wonder, “What is the love affair between fashion and cars?” Locally, we’ve seen Gert Johan Coetzee translate his love for luxury and exclusivity through a beautiful shoot with Bonang Matheba and Maya Mia at the Ferrari…

Full of narratives memories and stories, ERDEM x H&M is a deeply personal collection that looks back to the designer’s youth, and to the codes that have defined his work over the past decade. It’s about the romantic dresses he saw in English films, his father’s coat that his mother draped over her shoulders, or the cool style of 90s TV and music videos. To create ERDEM x H&M, he imagined the dream English countryside getaway, mixing gowns with tailoring, functionality with drama, as different generations and backgrounds interpret the wardrobe with each individuals own style. Each piece is designed exclusively for H&M, and will be available in around 220 stores worldwide, as well as on hm.com, from November 2. KEY THEMES Exquisite statement pieces Erdem’s fans cherish his designs forever, and ERDEM x H&M is overflowing with special pieces that will become like heirlooms. A sleeveless ball gown of…

I’ve never been brave enough to wrap myself up head to toe in such a daring color! However, for the color series, Junia Tsekiso (creative director for this shoot) had me well out of my comfort zone.Of all the looks we played around with, this one in particular is definitely my top favorite! I loved the fact that we were playing around with denim, and not just any basic denim denim. The sleeves of the jacket add much character to the overall look which makes this outfit particularly a great pick when you want to go for an effortless look. I wore both the top and pants for this combo, but if it’s all too overwhelming for you, you can wear the pieces separately. Look, I’m saying why not go on and be BOLD for a change. Summer is knocking at the door and red is definitely top of the list…

I simply could not contain my excitement when I was granted the pleasure of collaborating with my all-time fave, DKNY Be Delicious. More than anything, I could not wait to share my experience of the fragrance as well as converse with other lovers of the fragrance. As previously mentioned, the DKNY Be Delicious scent is refreshing, but it also has an air of bold sophistication. The magic of DKNY Be Delicious is in how it makes me FEEL: in control. When wearing it, I feel unstoppable and ready to take on the concrete jungle that is Johannesburg as well as explore beyond my current environment and horizons. Just one spritz, and my mood shoots from zero to hero in a matter of seconds – it literally makes me feel delicious! Quite a key element for me is the packaging. The shape is very contemporary, and although round, its  perfectly compact…

As promised in my last blog post, I’ve written up on the hand and nail care products I’ve had the pleasure of trying out by LCN. I wasn’t interested in any products which would complicate my life and demand a lot of my time so these products were quite perfect to experiment with. Below I will take you through what I’ve learnt about each product as well as how effective it was for my hand and nail care routine I have established. THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY The LCN line has expanded to include natural nail, hand, foot, make-up, spa, micro blading and eyelash products.  Every LCN beauty product remains the result of careful research, educated industry professionals, and a flawless eye for the future of beauty and fashion.  LCN continues to break new ground in the beauty industry, while still standing the test of time. Limited edition Honeydew Melon 3in1 Express Care. The…